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Ocean Beach Bike Path Closed Through March For Bridge Construction Near San Diego River

March 14, 2018-- The Ocean Beach Bike Path is temporarily closed and is expected to re-open on April 1 after crews demolish a bridge abutment to make way for the extension of the San Diego Trolley from Old Town to University City.

The closure effects the portion of the bike path that runs along the San Diego River Pathway from just east of Morena Boulevard to just west of Pacific Highway. To accommodate bike riders, signs have been posted detailing the detour around the construction closure.

A second temporary closure is expected to occur in mid-April when crews begin installing the foundations for the new Mid-Coast Trolley bridge. 

During the closures, cyclists may detour the work area via Pacific Coast Highway, Taylor Street, and Morena Boulevard. An alternate bike route is also available north of the river and on Friars Road.

This work is related to the San Diego River Bridge project and the Mid-Coast Trolley project construction. As part of the Mid-Coast project, the rail for passenger and freight trains is being double tracked over the San Diego River, requiring the construction of two new bridges.

The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend Blue Line Trolley service from Old Town north to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Mission Bay Park, the VA Medical Center, UC San Diego, and University Town Center. Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021.

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